Look! Look! Out for MACC’s Box! Box! Initiative
The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC) is moving forward with their public art project “Box! Box!”, which will decorate Muncie’s traffic control boxes with colorful images. Box! Box! supports MAP’s Initiative 4: “Create attractive and desirable places.”
In a recent interview with Indiana Public Radio (IPR), MACC Executive Director Braydee Euliss explained that Mayor Dennis Tyler approached MACC in the summer of 2017 and asked if MACC would take on such a project. The IPR interview is available on Indiana Public Radio’s Community Connection page.
The Muncie Arts and Culture is a non-profit organization that is the official Arts Partner for the City of Muncie. It seeks to “create, educate, advocate, nurture, and inspire integration of the arts via civic initiatives and through engagement with individual artists and arts organizations,” according to MACC’s website. MACC serves to identify and address needs that are generally bigger in scale or more long-term projects.
The first 12 traffic control boxes have been identified and will be decorated this summer. Artists can apply on MACC’s website to paint one of the 12 initial boxes or for additional boxes as Box! Box! continues to grow. Applications and design proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until the end of August 2018. Artists will receive a stipend for their labor as well as a stipend to local art supply store ArtMart for their supplies.
Projects like Box! Box! help make our community a place in which people want to live, work, play, and visit. Keep on the lookout for these works of art popping up around the community!